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Two CT police dogs killed in the line of duty will be honored at a ceremony in DC

Two Connecticut police dogs who died in 2023 after being injured in the line of duty were honored at a ceremony in Washington, DC on Saturday.

The National Police Dog Foundation hosted a memorial event for K-9 police officers who sacrificed their lives to protect officers across the country. It named Connecticut State Police K-9 Broko and Montville Police K-9 Barrett working dogs.

“The bond between a K-9 and an officer is a remarkable relationship based on trust, respect and a shared sense of purpose. It goes beyond a typical human-animal connection,” says the eulogy for the dogs.

K-9 Barrett, a 6-year-old German Shepherd who served the Montville Police Department for five years, was euthanized in June, Montville police previously reported. Nearly a year and a half earlier, K-9 Barrett suffered the injuries that ultimately led to his untimely death when he was attacked by a driver who fled the scene of an accident, police said.